Nick Platoff

Associate Principal Trombone

Nick PlatoffNick Platoff joined the San Francisco Symphony as Associate Principal Trombone in the 2016-17 season. He studied at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music and is an alumnus of New Haven’s Neighborhood Music School. Mr. Platoff was a winner of the Aspen Music Festival and School Brass and Percussion Concerto Competition, National Brass Symposium Trombone Excerpt Competition, and United States Coast Guard Band Young Artist Competition. During his time as a fellow with the New World Symphony in Miami, he produced and curated MIXTAPE, the first-ever concert of the New Audience Fellow Initiative. A committed educator, Mr. Platoff serves as a coach for the SFS Youth Orchestra. For more on Nick Platoff, visit       

(September 2018)